Body of Lies Reviews

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September 3, 2020
Rises above the mediocrity of its storyline thanks largely to its ensemble cast.
September 2, 2020
Body of Lies, on the whole, is a retrograde fantasy. Its characters are unconvincing inventions.
October 15, 2019
Body of Lies is a well-made film, but lacks the emotional impact required to keep its audience interested.
June 6, 2019
The action sequences lack pizzazz and feel decidedly old-hat for Scott.
March 16, 2018
A revealing, original and extremely dramatic film... [Full review in Spanish]
January 30, 2018
It's James Bond via today's headlines, which should, I suppose, at least make it feel very now, but it doesn't. There is nothing in this you haven't seen before, and oodles that you have.
December 27, 2017
The film's veracity is undermined by its compulsive use of glib soundbites. Not to mention an over-wound plot that begs disbelief.
September 12, 2017
Quite frankly, it was a waste of two talented actors.
August 17, 2017
Director Ridley Scott makes Body of Lies a visually stylish film that also has scenes of incredible carnage and wince-inducing torture.
January 16, 2013
A compelling, nail-biting spy thriller.
February 18, 2012
November 17, 2011
August 15, 2011
It has none of the sweep of, say, Syriana, as if that mattered to the audience it's gunning for.
May 6, 2011
March 24, 2011
Russell Crowe has finally realised he's just an ordinary fat guy now, and taken a role he can accurately portray.
July 7, 2010
Body of Lies is an extremely well paced, tightly wound, and intensely violent thriller. There is no damnation or congratulations here. As Russell Crowe muses as the end: "No one is innocent"
February 21, 2010
...[Ridley] Scott's most entertaining and involving effort since 2001's Black Hawk Down.
December 24, 2009
It doesn't help that those action scenes all blend together, relying overmuch on speeding convoys of big black SUVs and surveillance planes that can see you picking your nose from miles up.
August 30, 2009
Visually, the film is quite striking. Few modern filmmakers handle desert landscapes as well as Mr. Scott.
August 26, 2009
Short on thrills and shorter on political insights
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